Beauty Make Up

Tomato Lips: FOTD

February 25, 2013

One of the reasons I don’t tend to do a huge amount of face of the day photos is because I tend to find a selection of products I love and stick with them – with only a very small amount of variation (perhaps a taupe shadow instead of brown…oooh…). This one is actually pretty much no exception – except I threw in a bright red lipstick from the Bourjois Rouge Edition Collection to mix things up a little.

The Rouge Edition is shade 10 ‘Rouge Buzz’ – a true bright red, with an orange undertone to it. Or what I like to call, tomato red. On some paler skin tones I think this shade of the red spectrum can be really flattering. For a break down of the other products I used read on…

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Face wise I used Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua, Bare Minerals Concealer*, and MAC Mineralsise Skin Finish. As I type this I have also realised I forgot to include the blusher I used in the shot – but it was Benefit Coralista* (with a touch of Benefit High Beam on the top of cheek and brow bones). For the eyes I used Urban Decay Naked Palette* (mainly Walk of Shame), Clinique High Impact Mascara* and Bottom Lash Mascara and Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner*. For brows I’ve been using this dinky little palette from Smashbox – it’s smaller than a credit card and almost as thin. Amazing for carrying around!

And that’s it – this is basically the total contents of my regular face of the day…plus the added red lippie to mix things up a bit.

Speaking of mixing things up a bit, I’ve decided to start setting myself a few little make-up challenges to  get me to start using more products – this week I’m going to use a different BB cream each day (Mon-Fri) and then will blog my thoughts at the end of the week. Thinking of also doing a lipstick a day challenge and perhaps something to add in a bit of colour?! I can’t promise daily FOTD stuff as it’s a bit of a challenge to do that before leaving for work (I like my sleep too much) but will try my best!

Any suggestions for other ‘mixing it up’ challenges I should set myself leave them in the comments!

*PR sample

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  • Reply Valérie February 25, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Red lipstick suits you really well! 😀
    Great post!


  • Reply February 25, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I thought it was just me who used the same failsafe products over and over…it makes for easy makeup, but pretty boring FOTD posts. You look fantastic for a Monday morning!

  • Reply Louise Hoad February 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

    I’m looking forward to your reviews on the BB creams. I haven’t purchased any yet as I scared of the limited coverage. It will be good to see your views on them. Xx

  • Reply Gillian February 25, 2013 at 9:29 am

    This red really suits you. Very pretty. The smashbox brow palette looks so tiny and cute!

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  • Reply M.Beauty February 25, 2013 at 10:13 am

    The red really brings out your blue eyes! That smashbox palette looks amazing, I’m going to have to hunt around to find it to buy!


  • Reply Whats on your tulips February 25, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I really want the Naked basic pallet I feel like it is such a staple. x

    Whats On Your Tulips

  • Reply GapiL's Mommy February 25, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    coralista looks so nice on you!

  • Reply Hannah Cagney Lace February 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Looking seriously lovely here miss, great blush colour too!

    I’d love to see a lipstick a day challenge.


  • Reply beautyqueenuk February 25, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I agree with the comment above, it definitely brings out the blue in your eyes xx

  • Reply Chloe Polo February 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    oo I love the red lipstick on you!!
    UK High Street Fashion & Style

  • Reply Barb Brussels February 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    This is def not an everyday look;)

  • Reply Belle February 25, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    you look gorgeous with a red lip, really suits you

  • Reply Abby.xo February 25, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Wow! Love the red lips on you – beautiful look :)

    Great post – I’m a new follower!
    Abby x
    Be You and Be Beautiful

  • Reply sugarfixxbeauty February 25, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Wow it really brings out your eyes, gorgeous!

    Katie xo

  • Reply Camilla Monique February 26, 2013 at 5:00 am

    i love this look a lot..

  • Reply Anthea Lau February 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    nice look with the red lippy :)
    would you like to follow each other?

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